Monday, December 1, 2014

December Goals

Image by Mary Clare Photography
Let's start with this:

“The family tree of Christ startlingly notes not one woman but four. Four broken women —women who felt like outsiders, like has-beens, like never-beens. Women who were weary of being taken advantage of, of being unnoticed and uncherished and unappreciated; women who didn’t fit in, who didn’t know how to keep going, what to believe, where to go —women who had thought about giving up. And Jesus claims exactly these who are wandering and wondering and wounded and worn out as His. He grafts you into His line and His story and His heart, and He gives you His name, His lineage, His righteousness. He graces you with plain grace. Is there a greater Gift you could want or need or have? Christ comes right to your Christmas tree and looks at your family tree and says, “I am your God, and I am one of you, and I’ll be the Gift, and I’ll take you. Take Me?” - Ann Voskamp

That is my heart for December. To grow in my understanding of the truth of Christ. I remember before I knew why Christmas was Christmas. I used to just think it was Santa and a tree and presents. But after Jesus grabbed hold of me, everything became different. Yesterday was the first Sunday with advent at church and I am just obsessed. I have been recovering from an awful cold (more Thanksgiving recaps soon!) and it was so hard for me to balance my desire to shout out in worship with my awful cough. Haha! 

Praying that you all can enjoy the sweetness of this season with friends and family. To those who find yourselves in a sad, hard season.. I'm praying that you will feel Him near to you, regardless of your circumstances. XOXOXO

November Goals:
Makeover my two favorite blogger's blogs (Nicole & Jamie!)
Clean out EVERY space in our home: (!!!!!)
Office (desk, armoire)
Laundry Room Shelves
Guest Bath Cabinets
My Closet & Dresser 
Ben's Closet and Dresser(s) #diva #samesizesincemiddleschool
Master Bath Cabinets 
Front Closet
Rejoice over getting my hands on a copy of Southern Weddings V7 (it's blowing my mind that I ordered V4 when Ben and I got engaged.. time sure does fly)
Be a part of the Lipstick Gospel launch team
Begin praying for the Lord to reveal His vision for 2015 for me
Maybe start Lara's goal setting series 
Gather inspiration and execute this year's Thanksgiving tablescape 
Host our Second Annual Thanksgiving dinner 
finish all Christmas shopping 
Wrap all Christmas presents 
Finish addressing & stamping all of our Christmas cards
Set up Hot Chocolate Bar 
Research and Plan our vacation for next Summer
Decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving 

December Goals:
Declutter our Home 
Mail Christmas Cards 
Drink lots of hot cocoa with Benjamin Luke 
Celebrate two of my brothers' graduations (Henry from Texas Tech & Zac from Texas A&M! Whoooop!)
Go through Lara Casey's goal setting series for 2015
Dwell in scripture this holiday season, with the #SheReadsTruth Advent study



6 comments:

  1. These photos are amazing! And what awesome holiday goals!!!

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  2. Aww y'all are just precious! I love these pictures AND these goals! Looks like you're all set for a wonderful December!

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  3. I'm loving the flannel and boots!!! I'll be reading John Piper's advent devotional, but one of my friends is doing the She Reads Truth one!

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  4. Y'all are absolutely the cutest! Can't get over it!

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  5. Your photos are adorable! Fun and sweet goals for December! I went through Lara's Goal-Setting for 2014 and it changed this year and got me doing these monthly goal posts too. So awesome. I need to do it again!

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